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Be inventive in hospitality

” Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder….

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Noche Espanola

I have an old friend coming to dinner who is a vegetarian. So what better dish to prepare than chicken! The meat free kind (ha ha). Let the good times roll as TheLatestSupper goes Espanol!

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Adding a little colour

It seems like we been under the gloom one tropical storm after another. The fresh days of spring a mere memory or dream. The daylight is getting longer but the weather is more akin to December. In an attempt to improve my spirits I recalled my journeys to the isles of perpetual spring, the Canary Islands. For my latest…

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Soup of the Day

Tonight’s LatestSupper is a SYN free offering from the pages of Slimming World. I present the Tomato & Basil Soup. Nom…nom…nom

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And I only have eyes for you

Every adult whom has been around children will testify to the headstrong logic about foods that are disliked. The usual conversation goes along the lines of, “Yuck I dont like that!” The retort is “well have you tried it?” This is followed by an emphatic “NO!” Most children do eat with their mouths and this is where the problem lays….

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Por Amigo, Juan

Mientras estuve contigo, mencioné un plato llamado Laverbread que está hecho de algas. Aquí se sirve con berberechos locales y setas al ajillo. When I was with Rosa & Juan at Cook & Taste – Tenerife, we talked about seafood. I mentioned and described “Laverbread” which is a delicacy in Wales as well as parts of Eire and Scotland….

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The Hole in My Shoe

Whenever I heard mention of Lentils I immediately reminisce about my teens and the anarchic comedy show “The Young Ones”. The series that launched the careers of Rik Mayall, Ade Edmonson, Nigel Planer, and Alexei Sayle. Nigel Planer’s portrayal of Nigel the Hippie who always expounded upon the virtues of lentils and a near vegan lifestyle. Unfortunately most of…

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I’ve Lost my Mojo!

Whoever said small changes yeild large rewards wasn’t a lair. In the same way we use the acronym “KISS” (Keep It Simple Stupid). The Latest Supper was inspired by this thinking. Keep everything as simple and as easy as possible.  It should not come as a shock that peasant food all over this world conforms to the KISS thinking….

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Soup of the Day

My recent adventures in Tenerife and the wonderful time spent with Juan and Rosa keep on giving. They have inspired me to try different combinations of ingredient and new techniques. Tonight’s Latest Supper is a soup made with a butternut squash which was fairly ripe. Having removed the skin and seeds I chopped the flesh into evenly sized chunks…

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Every Juan’s A Winner!

Most holiday excursions involve some trip or other. Touring landmarks or taking a cruise around an island. What you don’t expect is a culinary master class in the local cuisine. Meet Juan Luis & Rosa Jimenez of Cook and Taste, a welcoming, passionate couple who offer not merely education but a dining experience using locally sourced produce in a…

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